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falammā
فَلَمَّآ
Then when
alqaw
أَلْقَوْا۟
they (had) thrown,
qāla
قَالَ
Musa said,
mūsā
مُوسَىٰ
Musa said,
مَا
"What
ji'tum
جِئْتُم
you have brought
bihi
بِهِ
[it]
l-siḥ'ru
ٱلسِّحْرُۖ
(is) the magic.
inna
إِنَّ
Indeed,
l-laha
ٱللَّهَ
Allah
sayub'ṭiluhu
سَيُبْطِلُهُۥٓۖ
will nullify it.
inna
إِنَّ
Indeed,
l-laha
ٱللَّهَ
Allah
لَا
(does) not
yuṣ'liḥu
يُصْلِحُ
amend
ʿamala
عَمَلَ
the work
l-muf'sidīna
ٱلْمُفْسِدِينَ
(of) the corrupters.

Falammaaa alqaw qaala Moosaa maa ji'tum bihis sihru innal laaha sa yubtiluhoo innal laaha laa yuslihu 'amalal mufsideen

Sahih International:

And when they had thrown, Moses said, "What you have brought is [only] magic. Indeed, Allah will expose its worthlessness. Indeed, Allah does not amend the work of corrupters.

1 A. J. Arberry

Then, when they had cast, Moses said, 'What you have brought is sorcery; God will assuredly bring it to naught. God sets not right the work of those who do corruption.

2 Abdul Haleem

When they did so, Moses said, ‘Everything you have brought is sorcery and God will show it to be false. God does not make the work of mischief-makers right;

3 Abdul Majid Daryabadi

Then when they had cast down, Musa said: that which ye have brought is magic, verily Allah will soon make it vain; verily Allah setteth not right the work of the corrupters.

4 Abdullah Yusuf Ali

When they had had their throw, Moses said; "What ye have brought is sorcery; Allah will surely make it of no effect; for Allah prospereth not the work of those who make mischief.

5 Abul Ala Maududi

Then when they had cast (their staffs), Moses said: 'What you have produced is sheer sorcery. Allah will certainly reduce it to naught. Surely Allah does not set right the work of the mischief-makers.

6 Ahmed Ali

When they had cast (their spell) Moses said: "What you have cast is only a charm which God will surely nullify. God does not verily render the deeds of evil-doers righteous.

7 Ahmed Raza Khan

Therefore when they had cast, Moosa said, “This what you have brought, is magic; Allah will now make it void; indeed Allah does not make the works of the mischievous successful.”

8 Ali Quli Qarai

So when they threw down [their sticks and ropes], Moses said, ‘What you have produced is magic. Indeed Allah will bring it to naught presently. Indeed Allah does not foster the efforts of those who cause corruption.

9 Ali Ünal

When they had thrown (whatever they had in their hands and produced a mighty sorcery), Moses said: "What you have brought is but sorcery. Surely God will bring it to nothing and prove it false. God never validates and sets right the work of those who cause disorder and corruption.

10 Amatul Rahman Omar

Then, when they had presented (what they would present), Moses said, `What you have brought is a mere deception. Allâh will soon render it void (because) Allâh does not at all allow the machination of the mischief-makers to thrive.

11 English Literal

So when they threw/threw away Moses said: "What the magic/sorcery you came with it, that truly God will waste/annul/cancel it, that truly God does not correct/repair (the) deeds (of) the corrupting."

12 Faridul Haque

Therefore when they had cast, Moosa said, "This what you have brought, is magic; Allah will now make it void; indeed Allah does not make the works of the mischievous successful."

13 Hamid S. Aziz

And when the sorcerers came, Moses said to them, "Cast the spells you have to cast."

14 Hilali & Khan

Then when they had cast down, Musa (Moses) said: "What you have brought is sorcery, Allah will surely make it of no effect. Verily, Allah does not set right the work of Al-Mufsidun (the evil-doers, corrupts, etc.).

15 Maulana Mohammad Ali

So when the enchanters came. Moses said to them: Cast what you are going to cast.

16 Mohammad Habib Shakir

So when they cast down, Musa said to them: What you have brought is deception; surely Allah will make it naught; surely Allah does not make the work of mischief-makers to thrive.

17 Mohammed Marmaduke William Pickthall

And when they had cast, Moses said: That which ye have brought is magic. Lo! Allah will make it vain. Lo! Allah upholdeth not the work of mischief-makers.

18 Muhammad Sarwar

When the magicians had thrown theirs, Moses said, "What you have performed is magic. God will certainly prove it to be false; He will not make the deeds of the corrupt people righteous.

19 Qaribullah & Darwish

And when they had cast, Moses said: 'What you have brought is sorcery. Surely, Allah will render it as nothing. Allah does not put right the work of the corrupt'

20 Safi-ur-Rahman al-Mubarakpuri

Then when they had cast down, Musa said: "What you have brought is sorcery, Allah will surely make it of no effect. Verily, Allah does not set right the work of the evildoers.

21 Wahiduddin Khan

And when they had done so, Moses said, "What you have wrought is mere sorcery. Surely, God will bring it to nothing. Truly, God does not support the work of mischief-makers;

22 Talal Itani

And when they threw, Moses said, “What you produced is sorcery, and God will make it fail. God does not foster the efforts of the corrupt.”

23 Tafsir jalalayn

Then, when they had cast, their ropes and staffs, Moses said, `What (m is interrogative and the subject, its predicate being [the following, ji'tum bihi]) have you brought? Sorcery? ('l-sihru [a-al-sihru] is a substitute [for the predicate ji'tum bihi, `have you brought']; a variant reading has al-sihru with a single hamza, making it predicative, in which case m is the relative particle of the subject) Verily God will bring it to nothing, He will efface it. Truly God does not make right the work of those who do corruption.

24 Tafseer Ibn Kathir

فَلَمَّا أَلْقَواْ قَالَ مُوسَى

Then when they had cast down, Musa said;

مَا جِيْتُم بِهِ السِّحْرُ إِنَّ اللّهَ سَيُبْطِلُهُ إِنَّ اللّهَ لَا يُصْلِحُ عَمَلَ الْمُفْسِدِينَ



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